The Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, September 19, 1902 Page: 2 of 8
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A. «. * *. E- MILLS*. *ut>li«h*re.
CHELSEA. - INDIAN TERRITORY.
THfc JJYS OF WfeALTH.
I crave the Joy* that wealth may bring,
I, too. would fain
Cease toiling and (To Journeying.
Care-free, across the main.
I long to go, some duy. and gaze
Vpon the scenes that Virgil knew.
And walk along the sacred ways
That Shakespeare sauntered throug*.
I crave the freedom wealth bestows.
I long for rest—
I long for all the pleasures those
Whom Fortune favors best
May riot In from day to day:
1 long to put my work away.
And flee, care-free.
From trouble as the wealthy may.
To splendid luxury.
But Joys that riches bring shall ne'er
B<- mine, if 1 must know
That for my pltasure there
Are others ground below!
Ah. do they never think who loll
At leisure as they please
Of those poor ones that work for all
The Idler s luxuries?
—g. K Kiser. i:i Chicago Record Herald
certain uneasiness, wondering if It
were well that he should anger him.
"I have made arrangements that
cannot fail to get hold of that agree-
"When it Is In my possession I
shall he in a position to dictate
terms. You will he interested in
helping me in this marriage, because
otherwise I should be tempted to
make the paper public, and then
every penny you have in the world
will go to your wife's relatives."
.lames Ellison was silent, wishing
that he had not provoked his brother.
P.ut. after all, this might be mere
"When can you prove beyond doubt
that the paper is in your possession."
he said, cautiously, "we may be able
to come to an arrangement."
"Well, I expect in a few days to
show you that I am not building a
house of cards." And then, going
over to his brother, he laid his hand
on his arm. "In the meantime,
Jimmy, 1 am sufe that you will not
resort to any double dealing that
would prejudice my ease."
For a second their eyes met. hut
it was James Ellison who first looked
By ERNEST DE LANCY PIERSON.
"1 will do nothing for a week, he
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James Ellison laughed, but there
was little heartiness in it.
"You still cling to that absurd
idea. I thought the other day you
were merely joking."
"I never joke on such a serious
subject. Apart from the fortune, I
find the young woman charming, and
1 am not too old to appreciate the
charms, mental and physical, of so
attractive a personage. I know you
will find it hard to surrender the
fortune, or the biggest part of it,
to me, but you will have It in the
family, and that should he a satis-
faction," with a grin.
"Oh, a great satisfaction." replied
James, grimly, as he looked at his
brother keenly, to make sure that he
waa really in earnest. "And Grace,
does she consider your attentions in
any light but that of ridicule?"
"Oh, I have not been precipitate.
I mean to win her by kindness.
tragedy she is in a sympathetic
mood, and I can do much to comfort
and console her." Frank Ellison
reeled off this speech with apparent
satisfaction, as if he was quite sure
of his ground.
"I don't think I need fear him any
he is aa good as done for.
"You evidently are not aware of
what has takeu place," said James
Ellison, with a pleasure that he
could not disguise.
"What do you mean?"
"Why, the police have made an ar-
rest. It la in thia morning's paper."
l rank Ellison allowed the cigarette
to fall from hia fingers, nnd the air
of smiling complacency disappeared
from his face.
"The police have found an earring,
•one of those my poor wife was
robbed of on the night of the mur-
der, in a pawnbroker's shop in this
city. They have found the man wl.#<
pawned it. and. though he denies
that lie had unythlng to do with the
crime, they have still hopes of get-
ting him to confess. Why, you seem
very much disturbed over the news,"
ns Frank flung himself out of the
chair where he was seated, and
walked back und forth with a nerv-
ous air, as if unable to keep still in
"And what miglit this fellow call
himself," he asked, as he paused by
his brother's chair.
"lie rejoices in the name of
•Ueddy,' as the police know him.
What hit real name is no one knows."
Frank Ellison looked relieved, and
went back quietly to his seat.
"Well, perhaps they will find that
the poor fellow's story is true. That
need not interfere with my plans."
"But she will never forget Barnett.
You don't know what a will that lit-
tle woman possesses," said James.
"To tell the truth. I would rather
see her his wife than yours."^
It was well that he did not notice
the expression of anger that came
over his brother's face us he said
this, for it was not pleasant, but
Frank could control his features,
and the cloud was but a passing one.
"I thank you for your good opin-
ion. Perhaps if I had been favored
by fortune in capturing an heiress I
I might have lived as virtuous a life
as you," with a sneering intonation
in his voice.
"Now, that you ore frank enough
in saying that you prefer the school-
•teacher to me. 1 will give you a piece
•of interesting news."
Junes regarded the other with a
said. "Then I will act as 1 wish."
"A week be it." replied Frank.
"And where ' Grace now?"
"I think • will find her in the
garden. Now. don't make yourself
absurd. You know the poor child has
had trouble enough of late."
"Don't fear that I shall do any-
thing to make her unhappy. I can
be very agreeable when I wish.'
And he went out and left his brother
If he really could get hold of the
paper he might have the upper hand
of me," said James Ellison to him-
self. "Unless." and he cast an anx-
ious look in the direction of the safe,
"unless the fortune could be placed
out of his reach. Without that he
would never care to marry. It is the
money that he wants, and nothing
more. Rah!" with an angry gesture
"Rather than throw her into the
arms of such a rascal. I—I But
pshaw! What nin I talking about?
She loves the other, and this cunning
rogue could never win her in a cen-
tury." And, comforted by this
thought, he went to work again at
Frank Ellison was smiling to him-
self as he made his way down the
stairs, as if something amused him
"Rirds in their little nests agree."
he quoted, "but not birds of prey!
Bow James would like to show me
the door, if he was not afraid of
what I might do. It is pleasant to
think that 1 shall soon have a weapon
, in hand that will keep him, if rightly
I lised, in subjection. It is mighty un-
fortunate that man should have been
prlved of every comfort, it
only serve ti- remind me of his miser-
Frank bit his lip. for a good round
oath was on his tojigue.
"But, my dear," gently, "you owe
it to your father—to nie—not to give
way in this manner. You are getting
more pale nnd ghostly day by day,
and will end by collapsing complete-
ly. You must make an effort—fight
against living auch a moody life, take
some interest in things, or you will
go mad through melancholy."
"I can't take interest in anything
but Dick's fate," she replied tear-
fully. "If you want to see me any
different, why you must set him
free; that Is the only thing that will
make me wish to change my ways of
living." . „ .
"What can I do to kill this Infat-
uation?" Frank was thinking. "The
child has become a perfect mono-
maniac on the subject." Just as
this was passing through his mind
she suddenly seized his arm and
pointed toward the hedge that ran
around the garden.
"Look there. Do you see it?"
"What?" staring at the place
"A face! The face of that strange
little man who seemed to have taken
such an interest In Dick's case. It
seems that I saw the face peering in
at us through the hedge."
Ellison waited to hear no more, but
ran over to the gate set in the hedge,
and dashed out of the grounds, stur-
ing up and down the road. There
was no one in sight but a butcher
boy pushing a handcart, and a man
with a load of bricks pnssir.g. To
satisfy himself, he went around the
garden, examining every corner, and
,lid not find his man. "It must have
been your fancy, my dear." he said,
when he returned to her side. "\ou
see, you brood ao much on this mat-
ter that you are getting to have hal-
"No, no," shaking her head decided-
ly; "I saw the man there as plain as
I see you." „
"So we are hunting each other.
Frank said to himself as they re-
turned to the house. "Well, he will
soon be where he can worry us no
more." for he believed that it really
was Job whose face she had seen
watching them through the hedge,
and he marveled at the man's au-
dacity. Be looked forward to be rid
of such a persistent enemy, nnd the
hour seemed near at hand.
wanted to git on the other side of a
"Well, you needen't try It again,
grumbled the other. " You may
have an unpleasant surprise the
next time, so 1 warn you."'
"Why so crusty, old man. 'Spec' 1
was goin* to set down in the garden,
git pneumony waitin' for ye, when
all 1 had to do was to let myself in.
Not on your life." And he returned
with fresh energy to his very frugal
Hendricks, who had thrown him
self wenrily down in a chair, was re-
garding his visitor with such a ma-
levolent look that even the careless
J ebbs grew uneasy, and stopped the
mechanical movements of his jaws
for a few minutes to say:
"Whatcher ejlring me so fierce like
—and when I had good news to tell
ye." adopting an injured tone.
"When you left me the other night
you met a man who came In a coupe,
you talked to him for a time on the
corner, and then both went off in the
I carriage together."
Jebbs seemed at first startled by
this sudden charge flung at him. but
it was only a moment before he re-
covered his equanimity.
"So it was that worried you. eh?"
"Yes. it looked like too much-
"Well, s'help me, I never see that
party 'fore in my life, an' 1 was
s'prised as you'd be when he tackled
me on the corner. Be knew me,
though!" with a grimace.
"How did he know you?"
"Well, sir, he had it all down fine
how I was mixed up in a little affair
some time ago— somethin' that would
surely have landed me if they could
ha' got the proofs. Be could ha' got
enough—he showed me that in a
jiffy. When 1 found that out I was
"And you never saw him before?
"Never I can coll to mind."
Job remained in silence for some
minutes, his eyes on the floor, only
raising them now and then to cast a
keen, inquisitive look at his visitor.
"Well, what is this great newa
that you have brought me?" he
asked, after a time.
"Nuthin' more nor less than that
I have found our roan
"Are you quite sure of that?" a lit-
"No mistake about it," pursued
Jebbs. cheerfully. "Ye see. It come
about in this way. Ever since we
Mrs. M. A. Dauphin Indicted by
New Orleans Grand Jury.
Widow of Formor PrmldMt of Lontala«a
Stat* Lottery Mart. Way with Cuh and
Securities Aggregating a U«''t"r
of a Million Dollar*.
New Orleans, Sept. 12.—The grand
Jury haa returned a verdict against
Mrs. Rosa LaBranche Dauphin, widow
of Maximilian Dauphin, for many
years president of the Louisiana
state lottery. Dauphin died In 1891.
Bis estate was inventoried at $100,-
000, his widow and a friend being
executors. There were other heira,
including Dauphin's mother. The
estate was settled up, the heirs were
paid their share and the widow and
legatee came into possession of the
rest of the property. Eleven years
after the settlement among the ef-
fects of Judge Porcha, who had been
Mrs. Dauphin's lawyer in the pro-
bate case, an old badly-worn paper
was found giving a list of a large
number of bonds which apparently
formed part of Dauphin's estate,
but which had not figured in the in-
Mrs. Dauphin was called on to ex-
plain. She failed to appear before,
a Louisiana court but piece by piece
the trouble buried for 11 years was
brought to light. Dauphin had kept
his money and securities in a box
In his room aqd was a much wealthier
man than many supposed. From that
box his widow, it is charged, had stol-
from the estate and secreted $214,-
000 in securities and $40,000 in cash.
DON'T RECOGNIZE REBELS.
Cnda Sam Will Permit th* Loadlne of m
Colombian Oovorumant (Innbost
at Man rrancWoo
San Francisco, Sept. 12.—The
steamer Jessie Penning, under char-
ter to the Colombian government
as a gunboat, is to take on her ar-
mament at this port and Bhe will
sail south with a large cargo of arms
and ammunition for the South Amer-
ican republic's use In fighting the
rebels. Collector Stratton says that
In the absence of any instructions
to the contrary from the officials at
Washington, the Jessie Penning will
be allowed to land and to take on the
THE BLUE STONE RINO
Hendricks still occupied the little
house at the end of the long garden,
though he did not take as much com-
fort "or feel so secure since the ap-
pearance of the coupe at the end of
the street, nnd the mysterious
meeting of Jebbs and the stranger.
After debating the subject over
round. . captured. It complicates matters and n ht he could not make up hia
the school-teacher, what oi my work <loubly hard." , rnin,i t„ move. If the worst hap-
Be entered the garden, which. pened, why he must try and find the
though small, contained some fine wav out of the difficulty as best he
old trees, and under the shadow of jnight.
these a young girl was seated. She ile knew that the Ellisons had re-
had a book in her lap. but did not ,„rned to town, and on several oc-
appear to be reading. A sombre and Lasi„ns he had attempted to get
pathetic figure in licr dull, black „0ril to Grace, but the opportunity
JjrPRS did not offer. Be was delighted
"Now, then, look pleasant." he said when he learned through the papers
to himself as. at the sound of his that a man had been arrested as a
steps on the gravel, she arose and | KUspeet in connection with the crime,
came toward him.
"1 can see that you have heard the
good news." she said. "You show it
In your face."
"I must have a very speaking face,
then, my dear." as he took her hand
and pressed it warmly. "What is the
good news that you refer to?"
had that last taik I been liangin' munitions of war now lying at the
onto the heels of a feller who has wharf. The Colombian insurgents
gener'llv been one of his right-hand
men. He's a big Dutchman, goes by
the name of Brown.v on the Bowery,
cause his hair is bright brown. Bim
and me has been great friends and
empt ied many a can together. I Capt. Andrew., Who starts th. A*
never could get him to talk of his
work, or the man who employed him,
but last night, when we was both
feelln' kind o' proud, and him
have not been recognized by this gov-
BE IS COUNTED DEAD.
lantle In a IB-Foot Hm t with Hia
llrlrle. Probably l"«rl he<t.
and he felt sure that the young man
would be acquitted. For the present
he could let matters in that direction
take their course. The work that he
1 ad cut out to do was quite as im-
portant, to revenge himself on the
mall who had been the direct cause
..f his years of misery. Be had
of bringing that
"Wh\ surely papa must have told nursed the hope
yon?"* Then, as he did not seem to I man to justice for many seasons, and
understand, "why they have found J now it seemed the victory was at
the real criminal, and now it will be hand.
impossible for them to hold poor | As the days went by.
Boston, Sept. 12.—Capt. W. An-
. | drews, who twice crossed the Air-
lookin's if he'd be more comfortable jantic jn a 15-foot cockleshell, has
on the floor and a-aimin' in that di- pronounced legally dead by the
rection. Into this joint, where we Massnchusetts courts. Capt. An-
was inakln' merry, come a little fel- drew8 8nUed October 6 last, from At-
ler that passed the place where we Jant|c CUy with hia bride, to whom
sot. and gin the Brown man a jog, hp ,)af, ^en married in the pres-
ond passed on and out the other encp 3,000 people. The boat was
door, and so away. sighted only once, about a week after
••I Ree my friend, sleepy like, put lt saiied.
his hand down in his pocket, and
fetch tip a three-cornered bit «' pa- Not the wife of Seehri.r.
per. and opens it and reads. There Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 12.—Sien-
was' on'v a few marks and a number gational evidence was produced in
that I couldn't make out. When I the suit for $:.,000 damages brought
was seein' hiin home, though, I against I)r. Louis Zorn for the kill-
snagged it, and here it is." and from jng of Albert Sechrist in this city
1 Sfner pocket he produced a two- Jllne 2.1. The suit was brought by
eh suuare piece of paper, which a woman who passed as Sechrist s
t Z ••< « '««. «l"0
meaVtTo^pn't's for such, and the sim- is really the wife of Gus Hert/W a
m * ' Chicago & Alton switchman. She has
lived here under three different as-
Dick any long
"The deuce! She can think of
nothing but that fellow," murmured
Ellison, under his breath, but he
took care that she should not see
that the subject was unpleasant to not appear ^o
"Your father certainly did mention
that a suspect hafl been captured by
the police, but it seems the fellow
stren.ioiisly denies Ills guilt, and, for
all we know, may be able to prove
an alibi. So your friend, the school-
teacher, is fur from being a free man
"Oh, dear, and I thought thnt the
worst was over," her eyes growing
"Well, we can only hope for 11n-
best," he said, soothingly, for he
saw thnt to keep in her good graces
it would not do to show any antago-
nism toward Barnett. "I am afraid,
though, that in their eagerness the
police have seized upon a poor man
who lias only his previous bad record
against him. If young Barnett is
innocent, he will get free. The law
seldom makes a mistake. In the
meantime I would not brood so much
on the subject. You ought to get
away from yourself and your
thoughts more. Come, what do you
say to a drive this afternoon. I'm
sure it would do yon good!"
were no signs of Jebbs. he became
more and more uneasy. Be began to
think thut this strange man was
treacherous, and had. perhaps, gone
over to the enemy. Certainly he did
be a person who was
above selling out.
His surprise was therefore great,
when, returning one night, he saw a
faint light shining through the shut-
ters of the room on the upper floor
where he generally slept.
prepared for anything, he enter-
ed the house quietly nnd climbed the
stairs to his room, threw open the
door—and found—none other than
Jebbs coolly seated at the table, dis-
cussing bread and cheese, stopping
now and then to lift a can to his
lips, lie did not seem to be at all
aiarmed when the owner of the place
entered, nor did lie act like a man
who fears that his knavery has
been found out.
"Bow did you get In?" asked Hen
dricks, for he had since that event
ful night taken gr'-nt precautions
about ba'rriug the doors and win
down of the little house. It hurt him
to think that this fellow was able t
enter a place he had thought so se
"Well, I wanted to get in. and whe
pie numbers 1—3.
"Pooh!" and Job threw it aside. ]
"1 don't see anything in that." ]
Jebbs replaced the paper in his
pocket, as if greatly disappointed.
"You been so long away that its
natural ye don't see nuthin' In it.
Now. I'll tell ye what 1 get out of it.
Well. I am listening."
Ve see this figure what's meant to
represent a fox. That is the sign of
a French hotel, what they calls in
that lingo Le Renard Rouge, or. in
plain English, the Red Fox. Them
numbers means the location of the
e it would do you goon. '■ ' "
lib, as if I could enjoy anything like to see ti
L U 1 know thnt poor Dick i de- ' could keep y
Rut why should you suspect that
was this man who arranged the
meeting?" asked Job.
[To Ue Continued.]
An Klflelent OIBcer.
A man who was "wanted" in Rub-
sia had been photographed in six dif-
ferent positions and the pictures
were duly circulated among the police
departments. The chief of one of
these vrrote to headquarters a few
days after the issue of the set of por-
traits and stated: "Sir, 1 have duly
received the portraits of the six mis-
creants whose capture is desired. I
have arrested five of them and the
sixth is under observation and will
be secured shortly."—Chicago Chron-
Il« Conatrnetert tha Merrlmae.
Newport News, Va.. Sept. 12.—Wil-
son Buy, who supervised the con-
struction of the confederate ram
Merrimac, is dead at his home In
Hampton, aged 74. During the war
he was stationed at the Portsmouth
na-y yard until Norfolk was evacua-
ted* when he was transferred to
Richmond. Afterward he was ap-
pointed paymaster in the confederate
John.on'l Ambition* Ara Local.
Cleveland. C., Sept. 12.-Mayor
Johnson, replying to an inquiry from
a Springfield newspaper asking if he
was a candidate for governor nnd
for president, wrote as follows: "
am not a candidate for anything ex-
for mayor next spring. It Is
y belief thnt my field of usefulness
lies very close to the city of Cleve-
Dolly—I believe Judy Oibbs is
"I went to sell her a ileket to our
Ileellneri with Thanks
New Orleans, Sept. 12.—The con-
federate veterans of New Orleans
have refused the proffered aid of
Gen. Torrance, commander of the
G. A. 11. They decline with thanks
the money to build a home for In-
digent confederate soldiers in Ala-
I feel that way, nuthin' can stop me
said Jebbs, with his mouth full. "l'i
the bolts and bars that picnic, and she sold me oue.—DeiiiMt
a he ■ Free Press.
ours truly out when
TriM Kepublleana for Kooa-velU
Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 12.—Thf
state republican convention indorsed
President Roosevelt in strong terms
for renomlnntion in 1904 and listened
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